PORTLAND, ... – Base Camp Brewing Company is bringing together eighteen local breweries and cideries for their second annual Collabofest. A celebration of the collaborative spirit of Portland's craft brewing community, Base Camp's Collabofest gives attendees the opportunity to experience a unique offering from each participating brewery or cidery that was developed exclusively for the festival.
Base Camp's Collabofest is the only beer festival in the world that presents an all-collaborative brew lineup. Thanks to the involvement of key sponsors Country Malt Group, the Portland Mercury, and Travel Portland, Base Camp Brewing Co. was able to expand the event to include a greater number of partners in its second year.
“Yeah, there's an ever-growing number of makers in Portland,” says Base Camp co-founder Joseph Dallas, “and that makes it even more exciting to us that everyone, from early pioneers like Widmer to new neighbors like Culmination Brewing, still recognizes how awesome and worthwhile it is to work together.”
“Collabofest is a great representation of Portland’s collaborative spirit and provides a unique way for visitors to experience many of our city’s amazing breweries,” said Courtney Ries, director of marketing for Travel Portland. “We’re thrilled to see the festival grow this year to include cideries and add even more breweries to its impressive line-up.”
Each participating brewery or cidery were paired up via a lottery-style drawing in October 2015, and have developed their “collabobrews” to be debuted at the festival. Pairs and brews are:
Base Camp Brewing Co. #PDXNOW Street Steamin' Common Cascadia Uncommon #PDXNOW
Ex Novo Brewing Midnight #PDXNOW Black Gose Nightfall #PDXNOW Black Pilsner
Burnside Brewing @BurnsideBrewCo #PDXNOW #nofilter @CommonsBrewery #PDXNOW & #nofilter The Commons Brewery
Gigantic Brewing Co. Something Brown #PDXNOW The #PDXNOW Love Van
Breakside Brewing Co. Jack Burton #PDXNOW Wang Chi #PDXNOW
Widmer Brothers Brewing Metal As Bock! #PDXNOW Rauch You Like A Hurricane #PDXNOW
Occidental Brewing Co. #PDXNOW Sticke Alt HUB Doppelsticke #PDXNOW
Laurelwood Brewing Co. #PDXNOW Kottbusser #PDXNOW Birdseye Kotbusser-style Honey
Cider Riot WTF There's Palms in #PDXNOW?
With Collabofest, Base Camp further develops its close ties to the Pacific Northwest's outdoors and stewardship of Oregon's wild spaces. Their partnership with the Oregon Natural Desert Association and Oregon Wild will be in full effect at the festival, where each group will be in attendance and sharing the latest in their ongoing efforts throughout the state. Base Camp and Travel Portland are proud to provide financial support for the good work of both ONDA and Oregon Wild, the official nonprofit beneficiaries of Base Camp's Collabofest.
Join in on Collabofest on Saturday, January 30th at Base Camp's brewhouse and taproom in southeast Portland (930 SE Oak Street). To learn more about the festival, the participating breweries and cideries, and the event's collaborations, check out Base Camp's website and Facebook page or #PDXNOW on social media. Tickets are available now at http://www.merctickets.com/go/collabofest
Additional support for Base Camp's Collabofest and Portland craft brewing proudly provided by sponsors KEEN Footwear, General Distributors, Inc., Klean Kanteen, Uber, Captuer Headwear, and Propel Insurance.
The Base Camp Brewing Company family has been brewing innovative lagers and ales for the adventurous palate since 2012. To experience the latest from the frontier of craft beer, visit Base Camp at their brewhouse and taproom located in the heart of Portland, Oregon's brewery district, or look for their beers on tap, in the beer cooler, and on the trail.
N.W. Beer Guide